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South Asia coronavirus cases hit 22,000 as Maldives locks down capital

South Asia coronavirus cases hit 22,000 as Maldives locks down capital

The number of people infected with the coronavirus crossed 22,000 in densely populated South Asia on Friday driven by a rise in cases in India as the tiny Indian Ocean island nation of Maldives locked down its capital.

World Bank forecasts worst economic slump in South Asia in 40 years

World Bank forecasts worst economic slump in South Asia in 40 years

India and other South Asian countries are likely to record their worst growth performance in four decades this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, the World Bank said on Sunday.

Crowded, poor South Asia sees steady rise in coronavirus cases

Crowded, poor South Asia sees steady rise in coronavirus cases

Health authorities across South Asia reported rising tallies of coronavirus cases on Monday, raising the prospect of rapidly spreading outbreaks overwhelming poor medical facilities in a region that is home to a quarter of the world's people.

India and Nepal open South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

India and Nepal open South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

India and Nepal officially opened South Asia's first cross-border oil pipeline on Tuesday, a project seen as part of New Delhi's efforts to increase its influence in the Himalayan nation ...

Flooding and landslides take more lives in South Asia

Flooding and landslides take more lives in South Asia

More than 350 people have now died as a result of flooding and landslides in South Asia brought on by heavy monsoon rains over the past few weeks, officials said Saturday.

May names new minister to try to end immigration scandal

May names new minister to try to end immigration scandal

British Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a former banker of South Asian origin as interior minister on Monday, trying to draw a line under an immigration scandal threatening her authority as she negotiates Brexit.

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

Death toll from South Asia flooding tops 1,000

The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, officials said Thursday, as rescue teams try to reach millions stranded by the region's worst monsoon disaster in recent years.

At least 700 people killed in South Asia floods

At least 700 people killed in South Asia floods

The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods on Sunday, officials said.

Boeing expects order for 2,100 aircraft from Indian airlines

Boeing expects order for 2,100 aircraft from Indian airlines

Boeing Co said on Monday it expects Indian airlines to order up to 2,100 new aircraft worth $290bn over the next 20 years, calling it the highest-ever forecast for Asia's third-largest economy.

Pentagon will not pay Pakistan military reimbursements this year

Pentagon will not pay Pakistan military reimbursements this year

The Pentagon will not make the remaining military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network.

Pakistan asks India for 'evidence' on mutilation

Pakistan asks India for 'evidence' on mutilation

The Pakistani Army on Tuesday asked India to share "actionable evidence" of its allegations that the bodies of two Indian soldiers were mutilated in the disputed region of Kashmir.

 India says two soldiers killed, mutilated by Pakistani troops

India says two soldiers killed, mutilated by Pakistani troops

India's army accused Pakistani troops of killing two of its soldiers patroling the de facto border in the disputed Kashmir region on Monday before mutilating their bodies, and vowed to exact revenge.